Chandler Travis Philharmonette - Tomatohead Blues

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Keiichi Hashimoto hasn't played with us in quite some time, but we were lucky enough last week to have him join us for a couple of shows. Keiichi is one of those core group of players over the years who really seems to have a sympatico relationship with Chandler's music. He can make me laugh & cry in the same solo when he really nails it. He can make me smile until it hurts. He's the guy who handed me a trumpet one night and said - take the next solo. Yup, you can blame the orange vuvuzela on Keiichi.

"Let's do 'Tomatohead Blues'. Keiichi, do you want to start it?", said Chandler.
"I'm not sure I remember how it goes", replied Keiichi
"OK, Berke - you start it off", Chandler answered.
And start it off Berke did. Berke played it great. He always does.
And then Keiichi took a solo, a solo that made me smile a mile wide. It was loud, it was quiet, it was playful - it was Keiichi.
John took a bass solo - he didn't have his bow as he often does on this, but it was fun to hear him try something without it. (sorry if it's a little quiet - he wasn't amplified and was farthest away from the microphones)
Next came some interplay between Berke & Keiichi - they were having fun, you can hear it.
Finally, a cadenza from Keiichi - not suprisingly, he didn't quite play what might have been expected - and the place erupted with applause and laughter.

"I think we just found our next Song of the Weak", I said. And so we had.

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from Song of the Weak​!​!​! 2015, track released July 8, 2015
Live at Karoo in Eastham, MA on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Recorded by The Valet

John Clark - bass
Keiichi Hashimoto - trumpet
Berke McKelvey - clarinet
Chandler Travis - guitar
Fred Boak - valet. applause

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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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